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A wererat is "a therianthropic creature in the shape of a rat," according to its Wikipedia page, and since it also lists Pettigrew as an example, he has to be one, right?

closed as unclear what you're asking by Jenayah, Rebel-Scum, Mithrandir, TheLethalCarrot, Edlothiad Jun 10 at 9:42

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    Because Wikipedia has never been known to be wrong. – TheLethalCarrot Jun 10 at 9:08
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    Pettigrew is an animagus. That's stared clearly in the books and movies. So I'm not sure what you're asking and voted to close as such. – Jenayah Jun 10 at 9:09
  • Out of universe, yes. In universe, no. – Harry Johnston Jun 10 at 20:57
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No, he is an animagus with the power to voluntarily transform between rat and human shapes. A wererat would have similar transformation powers, but they would be a result of a curse or disease and would be governed, at least in part, by the phase of the moon. The world of Harry Potter certainly has werewolves, such as Remus Lupin, so we know that the transformation dynamics of animagi and werecreatures are entirely different.

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